Budgeting For The Poor

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

byMark Robinson

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Drawing on case studies of budget groups in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia this book is the first comprehensive study of the impact and significance of civic initiatives aimed at enhancing budget transparency and the poverty focus of government expenditure priorities, arguing that it leads to greater democratization.

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Drawing on case studies of budget groups in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia this book is the first comprehensive study of the impact and significance of civic initiatives aimed at enhancing budget transparency and the poverty focus of government expenditure priorities, arguing that it leads to greater democratization.

MARK ROBINSON is currently Head of Profession for Governance and Conflict in the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He previously held appointments with the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, the Ford Foundation, and the Overseas Development Institute. Publications include the 'The Democ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224784

ISBN - 13:9780230224780

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Table of Contents

Strengthening Democracy and Tackling Corruption: Civil Society Budget Work in Perspective--M. Robinson
Analysing Applied Budget Work: Case Studies and Method--M. Robinson
Budget Analysis and Social Activism: Disha and the Budget Process in Gujarat, India--L. Malajovich and M. Robinson
Democratising the Budget: Fundars Budget Analysis and Advocacy Initiatives in Mexico--M. Robinson and V. Vyasulu
Budget Work and Democracy-Building: The Case of Ibase in Brazil--P. de Renzio and J. Shultz
Sustained Work and Dedicated Capacity: Idasas Experience in Applied Budget Work in South Africa--H. Hofbauer
Croatia and the Institute for Public Finance: Budget Work in a Transitional Democracy--A. van Zyl and J. Shultz
Budget Monitoring as an Advocacy Tool: The Uganda Debt Network--P. de Renzio, V. Azeem and V. Ramkumar
Conclusions: The Impact and Significance of Applied Budget Work--M. Robinson
Implications for Policy and Practice--P. de Renzio and W. Krafchik
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